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Cipla appoints Umang Vohra as global CFO

Firm also appoints Prabir Jha as global chief people officer effective 1 October

Mumbai: Drug maker Cipla Ltd on Tuesday said it has appointed Umang Vohra as global chief financial and strategy officer and Prabir Jha as global chief people officer effective 1 October.

Umang was the head of the North America business for Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. He was instrumental in growing this business by over 60% to cross a $1 billion sales, almost half the revenues of Dr. Reddy’s, through several business development partnerships, acquisitions as well as growing the oncology health system business, Cipla said in a statement.

Earlier, Umang was the global chief financial officer of Dr. Reddy’s for four years and also worked with PepsiCo and Eicher Motors.

In addition to the finance role, Umang will be responsible for strategy, portfolio, business development, Mergers & Acquisitions and business technology.

“We are delighted that Umang Vohra is joining the leadership team at Cipla. He brings deep insights about the global generics industry as well as an understanding of value creation through his background in leading business and finance roles," said Subhanu Saxena, managing director & global chief executive officer, Cipla Ltd.

In addition to providing leadership to the human resources function globally for the company, Prabir Jha will lead the corporate communications and administration functions as well, Cipla said.

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